West and southern Iceland incorporate a host
of natural wonders and stunning scenery to
explore, from the Snaefellsnes peninsula to
the Skaftafell National Park, part of the largest
national park in Europe, the Eyjafjallajokull
glacier, Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon and the
geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon. There
is also a wealth of Icelandic history to explore
as you travel through the Icelandic heartlands
of Reykjavik, Thingvellir and Reykholt, home
to the pre-eminent author of the Icelandic
Sagas - before heading north via the stunning
Hvalfjordur to the Snaefellsnes peninsula. This
7-day itinerary explores the main natural and
historical attractions of both western and
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Fly from London to Keflavik International airport with British Airways.
On arrival pick up your car hire and drive along the
Reykjanes peninsula towards the south coast and
the town of Hveragerði. Stay overnight at the Örk Hotel or similar. (N)
Drive via the geothermal area
of Haukadalur, known for its geysers and the
Gullfoss waterfalls. Continue south via the
waterfalls of Seljalandsfoss and Skogar, before
reaching Vik head to isolated Dyrholaey
headland for panoramic views out to sea and
along the coast (Closed during the nesting
season – middle May towards end of June). Stay
2 nights at the Hotel Katla Hofdabrekka or similar. (B)
Drive to Skaftafell
National Park, part of Iceland’s largest
and best-known national park. Visit the
Vatnajokull glacier, Europe’s largest glacier,
and the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon. Return
to Vik and stay overnight. (B)
Drive back along the
south coast to Thingvellir National Park, site
of the world’s oldest parliament. Continue to
Borgarnes and visit the Icelandic Settlement Centre.
Stay 2 nights at Hotel Borgarnes or similar. (B)
Day at leisure to
explore the stunning natural wonders of the
Snaefellsnes peninsula. (B)
Return to Reykjavik
and visit the Reykjanes peninsula home of the
moon-like landscape of Lake Kleifarvatn. Visit
to the Blue Lagoon and swim in the warm
blue geothermal waters. Stay overnight at the
Reykjavik Lights Hotel or similar. (B)
Transfer to Keflavik airport and return your car
hire in time for your flight back to London with British Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
In remote areas, Cox & Kings uses the best available accommodation.However, outside Reykjavik, facilities should be regarded as basic and comfortable. Accommodation upgrades are available for this itinerary, please speak to a consultant for more information.
Alternative flights are available with easyJet, Jet2, Iceland Air and WOW. Please ask a consultant for details.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7808 6785 or email email@example.com.
The Fosshotel Reykholt is situated in the historic village of Reykholt, known as the home of the Icelandic author Snorri Sturluson. The hotel has 57 en suite rooms with mountain or courtyard views equipped with satellite television and wireless internet. The hotel also features a restaurant, bar / lounge, free on-site parking, library, outdoor hot tubs and a wellness...
Situated in the town of Vik on the rugged southern coastline of Iceland, in the shadow of the Myrdalsjokull glacier, Hotel Edda Vik has 32 comfortably furnished en suite rooms with televisions and telephones. There are also 10 rooms with private facilities in small summer cottages next to the main hotel. The hotel's restaurant, Strondin, is located a short walk from the main building with views of the ocean and the Reynisdrangar rock pillars. There is wireless internet available in public...
Hotel Örk is located in the greenhouse village of Hveragerði, approximately 45 km from Reykjavik. The property offers 85 simple yet spacious and comfortable rooms equipped with in room refrigerator, satellite television and complimentary WiFi access while a mixture of International and traditional Icelandic cuisine is served at Örk's restaurant. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and on site geothermal...
The Reykjavik Lights Hotel is a sleek concept design hotel located within easy access of the centre of Reykjavik. The property offers 105 elegantly designed rooms, individually decorated with artworks from the ancient Icelandic calendar and equipped with flat screen television and WiFi access. The hotel's restaurant serves a variety of International and Icelandic cuisine with a breakfast buffet served daily in the dining room. There is also a lounge bar featuring decor inspired by the ever-changing light in Iceland and the way it reflects Icelanders' everyday...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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